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His Excellency, Governor John D. Long, 
of Hingham. 

His Honor, Lieut. Governor Byron Weston, 
of Dalton. 

Rev. C. C. Hussey, Billerica. 

Rev. Charles B. Rice, A. M., Danvers. 

Hon. Elijah B. Stoddard, Worcester. 
Rev. A. A. Miner, D. D., Boston. 
Col. T- W. Higginson, Cambridge. 
A. P. Stone, LL.D., Springfield. 
Miss Abby W. May, Boston. 
Hon. M. B. Whitney, Westfield. 


Hon. John W. Dickinson, A.M., Secretary. George A. Walton, A.M., Agent, Newton. 

C. B. Tillinghast, Esq., Clerk and Treasurer. 

E. A. Hubbard, A. M., •* Springfield. 

Walter Smith, State Director of Art 

Education, Boston. 

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Rev. Charles^B. Rice, A.M., Danvers. 
Hon. John W. Dickinson, A. M., Newtonville. 


Rev. C C. Hussey, Billerica. 


Daniel B. Hagar, Ph. D., Principal. 

Ellen M. Dodge. 

Marv E. Webb. 

Caroline J. Cole. 

Mary N. Plumer. 

Sophia O. Driver. 

Harriet L. Martin. 

E. Adelaide Towle. 

Harriet D Allen. 

Elizabeth N. Jones. 

Mary E. Godden. 

Isaac J. Osbun, A. M. 

Emelise F. Bowler, Teacher of Drawing. 


Ella F. Carr, Salem. 
Ella L. Prime, Salem. 

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Amelia R. Thaxter. Maehias, Me. 

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Beulah H. Bell, Maiden. 
Bessie R. Brackett, Winchester. 
Lena R. Brackett, Winchester. 
Florence B. Chandler, Salem. 
Minnie L. Farnsworth, Melrose. 
Laurette H. Files, No. Raymond, Me. 
Gertrude A. Fuller, Salem. 

Jessie P. Learoyd, Danvers. 
Carrie E. Norris, Wenham. 
Abbie N. Parker, North Reading. 
Mary F. Perry, Danvers. 
Annette Sawyer, Boxford. 
Alice L. Williams, New bury port. 


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Mabel B. Annable, Salem. 
Anne H. Arnold, Cambridge. 
Mary F. Barker, Beverly. 
Mary E. Bassett, Newburyport. 
Lizzie G-. Board man, Danvers. 
Mary M. F. Brookes, Melrose. 
Mary E. Burrill, Salem. 
Sarah B. Butler, Hamilton. 
Anna E. Callahan, Charlestown. 
Mary C. Chandler, Peabody. 
Lucy G. Chase, Swampscott. 
Miunie B. Chase, Lowell. 

H. Louise Dammers, Chelsea. 
Nellie Davis, Lynn. 
Laura A. Ellison, Lynn. 
Frances Flint, Middleton. 
Sallie A. French, East Salisbury. 
Minnetta A. Friend, Gloucester. 
Hattie Hanson, Salem. 
Carrie M. Harriman, Winchester. 
Mabel W. Haskell, Salem. 
Annie L. Hickey, Salem. 
Carrie M. Hooper, Salem. 
Evelyn P. Huntington, Salem. 


Ellen E. Kelley, Canton. Hattie M. Norton, Swampscott. 

Carrie F. Kennedy, Maiden. 

Ellen F. Powers, Gloucester. 

Nellie S. Kennedy, Gloucester. 

Grace H. Rogers, Wenham. 

Carrie L. Knight, Manchester. 

Mary W. Skinner, Lynn. 

Frances M. Markuson, Gloucester. 

S. Louise Upton, Lowell. 

Fannie W. McMurphy, Salem. 

H. Louisa Very, Salem. 

Catherine C. Murphy, Salem. 

Annie B. M. Warner, Lynn. 

Lottie J. Nason, North Harpswell, Me. 

Carrie M. Waterson, Wakefield. 40 

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Eliza M. Abbott, Chelsea. 

A. Josephine Lewis, Lynn. 

Sarah D. Adams, San Antonio, Texas. 

Alice F. Lowe, Salem. 

Addie Alley, Wenham. 

Martha E. Meade, Salem. 

J. Etta Andrews, Manchester. 

Helen P. Meldram, Manchester. 

Lizzie E. Badger, Lynn. 

Annie B. Merrill, Newburyport. 

Eliza M. Bagley, East Boston. 

Edith L. Monroe, Billerica. 

Emma Wallace Browne, Salem. 

Lillian Morse, Salem. 

Katie F. Burke, Gloucester. 

Josephine P. Moulton, Salem. 

Carrie E. Carnes, Saugus. 

Sadie Newhall, Salem. 

Kate F. Cassidy, Lowell. 

Isabella S. Parsons, Gloucester. 

Hittie P. Couch, Danvers. 

Lizzie Millett Patch, Salem. 

Jennie L. Daniels, Maiden. 

Aunie Poland, Peabody. 

Elsie M. Dann, Rockport. 

Minnie W. Poor, Andover. 

Lillie Gertrude Doak, Marblehead. 

Annie J. Regis, Haverhill. 

Henrietta Durant, Lowell. 

Alice W. Renton, Groveland. 

Alice M. Duren, Woburn. 

Emily W. Rice, Lynn. 

Sarah J. Dwyer, Gloucester. 

Mary L. Stevens, Gloucester. 

Rachel C. Fish, Cotuit. 

Clara F. Stirnpson, Weston. 

Lilian O. Frisbee, Delhi, N. Y. 

H. Florence Taylor, Peabody. 

Annie M. Goulding, Lowell. 

Cora A. Thornton, Manchester. 

Mary Gertrude Hagar, Xenia, Ohio. 

Lelia I. Tilton, Peabody. 

Georgiana Harnden, Lowell. 

Henrietta P. Tulloch, Danvers. 

Nellie Grant Hill, Haverhill. 

Dollie E. Twitchell, Boxford. 

J. Florence Holden, Lynn. 

Henrietta West, Claremont, N. H. 

Lizzie F. Hood, Danvers. 

Mary E. Whitcombe, Cambridgeport. 

Evangeline J. Hudson, Nahant. 

Annie M. Whitmore, Lynn. 

Mabel L. Jones, Lunenburg. 

Marion E. Wilber, Easton. 

Hattie B. Kemp, Winchendon. 

Augusta S. Wilson, Peabody. 

Addie M. Knight, Gloucester. 

Fannie K. Young, Somerville. 58 

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Alice B. Besse, Tewksbury. 

Hattie E. Boynton, Groveland. 

Abbie P. Brown, Rye Beach, N. H. 

Grace II. Carleton, Salem. 

Abbie N. Chaplin, Georgetown. 

Jessie M. Clark, Beverly. 

Emma J. Clough, Lowell. 

Annie "Viola Downing, Lynn. 

Sarah H. Edmester, Everett. 

Florence M. Ellis, Melrose. 

Hattie E. Elwell, Lowell. 

Mary A. Fay, Lowell. 

Abbie J. Gannett, North Scituate. 

Bertha Gardner, Lowell. 

Mary A. Graves, Deny, N. H. 

Georgie S. Hart, Peabody. 

M. Louise Hawkes, Beverly. 

Georgieina M. Ives, Maplewood. 

Mary E. Kimball, Topsfield. 

Annie L. Knight, Manchester. 

Clara A. Lancaster, No. Conway, N. H. 

Mary Florence Ayer, Methuen. 
Amy Francis Battles, Andover. 
Harriet C. Beattie, Maidstone, Vt. 
Maiy M. Brady, Arlington Heights. 
Abbie Chase Brown, Lynn. 
Annie M. Buckminster, Lynn. 
Ellen A. Call, Lawrence. 
Loamma Cheney, Lowell. 
Annie J. Connor, Stoneham. 
Susan Porter Dodge, Beverly. 
Agnes Augusta Elliott, Revere. 
Lucy E. Evans, Wakefield. 
Eleanor M. Farrington, Haverhill. 
Clara H. Ferguson, Salem. 
Nellie Gilliam, Walla Walla, W. T. 
Emmaline C. Ham, Danvers. 
Elizabeth A. Hart, Lowell. 

Nellie F. McCarthy, Somerville. 
Carrie G. McDonald, Somerville. 
Susie I. Merrill, North Conway, N. H. 
Nellie G. Murphy, Everett. 
Sarah Newell, Haverhill. 
Caroline E. Nutter, East Boston. 
Mary A. O'Brien, Gloucester. 
Ellen B. Prime, Salem. 
Grace M. Putney, Fitzwilliam, N. H. 
Annie Moore Ransom, Wakefield. 
Minnie Robinson, Eau Claire, Wis. 
Emogene B. Roby, Lowell. 
Alice M. Ruxton, Gloucester. 
Fannie P. Sargent, Chelsea. 
Mary R. Sawyer, Salem. 
Mary C. Smith, East Boston. 
Ellen W. Spofford, Georgetown. . 
Hattie H. Spofford, Georgetown. 
Minnie N. Symonds, Marblehead. 
Jennie M. Whipple, Peabody. 
Annie J. Witham, Lynn. 42 

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Rose Caroline Hersey, Auburn, Me. 
Minnie L. Hobbs, Salem. 
Rebecca Ames Holbrook, Winchester. 
Susan Bertha Howard, Danversport. 
Hattie M. Howes, Maiden. 
May Kennon, Maplewood. 
Katharine T. Keyes, Lowell. 
Jeanne A. Kimberly, Boston. 
Etta M. Leavitt, Hampton, N. H. 
Nira J. Messerve, Haverhill. 
Katharine Mitchell, Lowell. 
Mabel L. Newhall, East Saugus. 
Marianna Nicholson, Lynn. 
Sarah A. Peirce, Swampscott. 
Harriet E. Porter, Montvale. 
Mary E. Porter, Wenham. 
Mary A. Quinn, Gloucester. 

Mary N. Rice, Dublin, [NT. H. 
Kate E. Shaw, Lowell. 
Orianna Shute, Lynn. 
Hattie S. Simpson, Lowell. 
Catherine C. Stokes, Revere. 
Grace A. Tuttle, Salem. 
Lucelia B. Yictorato, Salem. 
Abbie Josephine Vinton, Melrose. 
Catharine T. Welsh, Lynn. 

Caroline L. Wilder, Columbia, S. C. 

Ella Alice Wilder, Kecne, K". H. 

Emma B. Willey, Andover. 

Mary A. Williams, Bernardston. 

Caroline W. Winslow, Marlehead. 

Alice Maude Woodward, Portsmouth, 
N. H. 

Mabel Laighton Woodward, Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 50 


Special Students, 

Advanced Class, 

Class A, (Senior) 

Class B, 

Class C, 

Class D, 

Whole number for the term, . 

Whole number for the year , 

Whole number for fifty-five terms , 










This Institution was established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 
with the liberal co-operation of the City of Salem and the Eastern Railroad Com- 
pany, for the direct preparation of Female Teachers to instruct in the Common 
and High Schools required by law. It is under the charge of the State Board of 
Education, and of a Special Board of Visitors. During the period that has 
elapsed since the reception of the first Class, in September, 1854, two thousand 
six hundred and six Ladies have been members of the School ; one thousand 
two hundred and four of whom have received diplomas, upon the honorable 
completion of the prescribed course of study. 

School Year anU 2C e r ms. 

The School Year is divided into two terms, each containing nineteen weeks of 
study, with a week's recess near the middle of each term. 

The next Term will commence on Tuesday, February 7, 1882, and will close 
on Tuesday, June 27, 1882. 

The following term will commence on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, and 
will close on Tuesday, January 23, 1883. 

The present term will close on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1882, with public exercises 
of Graduation, commencing at 9£ o'clock, A. M. 

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Candidates for admission must be at least sixteen years of age ; must present on 
the day of examination a satisfactory certificate of good moral character and of 
their presumed qualifications for admission to the school ; must declare their full 
intention of faithfully observing the regulations of the School, during their con- 
nection with it, and of afterwards teaching in the public schools of Massachu- 
setts;* and must pass a satisfactory examination in Beading, Spelling, Defining, 
Writing, Arithmetic, English Grammar, Geography, and the History of the 
United States. A greater age and higher attainments than those prescribed, with 
some experience in teaching, render the course of study in the Institution still 
more useful. 

* Ladies designing to teach in other States or in private schools may be admitted by 
paying $15 a term for tuition. 


Especial attention should be given to these requirements, as they will be strictly 


The next Examination for admission will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 
1882, commencing at 8 o'clock, A. M., or as soon after that hour as candidates 
can reach Salem. 

Ladies who purpose to apply for admission at that time, are requested to notify 
the Principal of their intention as early as possible. 

bourse of jStuog. 

The Board of Education have prescribed the following branches of study for 
the two years' course in the Normal Schools of the State. 

Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Book-keeping; Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, 
Botany, Physiology, Zoology, Mineralogy, Geology, Geography; Reading, Orthog- 
raphy, Etymology, Grammar, Rhetoric, Literature, Composition ; Penmanship, 
Drawing, Singing, Gymnastics; Psychology, Science and Art of Teaching, 
School Organization, History of Education; Civil Polity of Massachusetts and of 
the United States, School Laws of Massachusetts, and History. 

The order in which these studies are to be taken is decided by the Principal of 
each School, with the approval of the Board of Visitors. 

The following additional studies are assigned for the four years' course: 

Advanced Physics, Advanced Chemistry, Higher Mathematics (including Plane 
and Solid Geometry, Higher Algebra and Trigonometry), General History, Latin 
and French. Greek or German, in addition, is optional with the Principal and 
the Board of Visitors of each School. 

glbbanteb Course. 

Graduates of the regular eourse who desire to prepare themselves for the high- 
er departments of teaching, are permitted to take an advanced course, which occu- 
pies two years, and includes instruction and training in the Latin, French, and 
German languages, the higher mathematics, and the other branches required to 
be taught in the high schools of Massachusetts. Graduates of the School who 
may desire to take the Advanced Course are requested to communicate with the 
Principa 1 as early as possible. 

^ims artb gltetfjabs of Stubg anb draining. 

The ends chiefly aimed at in this school are, the acquisition of the necessary 
knowledge of the Principles and Methods of Education, and of the various 
branches of study, the attainment of skill in the art of teaching, and the general 
development of the mental powers. 

From the beginning to the end of the course, all studies are conducted with es- 
pecial reference to the best ways of teaching them. Recitations, however excel- 
lent, are not deemed satisfactory, unless every pupil is able to teach others that 
which she has herself learned. In every study the pupils in turn occupy tempo- 
rarily the place of teacher of their classmates, and are subjected to their criticisms 
as well as those of their regular teacher. Teaching exercises of various kinds 
form a large and important part of the school work. During the Senior term, ob- 


ject lessons are given to classes of primary-school children, so that every pupil 
obtains, before graduating, considerable experience in teaching children to 
observe, think, and give expression to thought. 

The studies are conducted upon the topical plan. Text-books are used, to a 
large extent, as books of reference. The committing of text-books to memory is 
avoided as far as possible, the scholars being trained to depend upon thoughts 
rather than words. 

The great object of the school is to make the pupils investigate, think, and 
speak for themselves ; to make them independent, self-reliant, and ready to meet 
whatever difficulties may arise. 


The discipline of the school is made as simple as possible. Pupils are expected 
to govern themselves ; to do without compulsion what is required, and to refrain 
voluntarily from all improprieties of conduct. Those who are unwilling to con- 
form cheerfully to the known wishes of the Principal and his assistants, are pre- 
sumed to be unfit to become teachers. 

It is not deemed necessary to awaken a feeling of emulation, in order to induce 
the scholars to perform their duties faithfully. The ranking of scholars according 
to their comparative success in their studies, is not here allowed. Faithful atten- 
tion to duty is encouraged for its own sake, not for the purpose of obtaining 
certain marks of credit. 

promotions anb (Jkabnaiions. 

Promotions from one class to another are made at the close of each term by 
means of thorough written examinations. These examinations include every 
study pursued during the term, and the result in each study must be satisfactory 
to entitle the pupil to advance to the study next in order. In the Senior term, a 
special examination is had in all the branches taught in the common schools, and 
only those who pass it successfully are permitted to graduate. Young ladies who 
possess good natural abilities and right habits of study, find no serious difficulties 
in passing the required examinations. 

ITibrarg, apparatus, anb ggtnscum. 

The Institution has a valuable Library, containing, in works for general refer- 
ence and reading, and in text-books, about nine thousand volumes. It has, also, 
a fair supply of philosophical apparatus, and a Museum containing a large collec- 
tion of specimens illustrating various departments of science. 

An important addition to the means of practical instruction in Chemistry has 
been made, whereby a large number of pupils can, at the same time, engage in 
chemical investigations, free from all danger of inhaling injurious gases. 

The friends of the higher education of women can confer a great benefit upon 
the Institution by making donations to its Library and Museum. Any aid in 
this direction will be gratefully acknowledged. 




A room has been handsomely fitted up and furnished for the purpose of afford- 
ing facilities for instruction and training in the higher departments of drawing. 
A large number of beautiful casts, models, and patterns have been obtained from 
London, and have been conveniently arranged in the room, thus giving to the 
members of the School advantages not formerly enjoyed. 

(Esses Institute anb |3eabobi) SUabemn of Jiciertce. 

The important advantages offered by these well known and most useful Insti- 
tutions are freely enjoyed by members of the Normal School. The large and, in 
some respects, unequalled Museum and Cabinet belonging to the Institute and 
Academy, affords rare opportunities for studies in various departments of Science; 
and the instructive meetings of the Essex Institute for the discussion of Histor- 
ical and Scientific subjects, possess great value for all who are interested in the 
study of History and of Nature. 

<£*uenses, 5Ub, &c. 

Tuition is free to those who comply with the condition of teaching in the public 
Schools of Massachusetts, wherever they may have previously resided. A small 
fee ($2.03) is paid by each pupil at the beginning of the term, for incidental 

The text-books required are mostly furnished, without charge, from the School 
Library. It is recommended, however, that pupils should bring with them, 
for purposes of reference and comparison, the text-books which they have already 
studied; and they should, especially, be provided with a Dictionary and a recent 

The price which is paid by the pupils for board, (not usually including wash- 
ing, or separate fire and lights,) varies from S3 to $4 per week, according to the 
accommodations furnished. Pupils who prefer to board themselves can obtain 
good rooms for about one dollar a week. 

Pupils who come to the School daily by railroad, obtain season tickets at one 
half of the usual rates. 

For the assistance of those who find even the moderate expense of the School 
burdensome, the Commonwealth makes an annual appropriation. This aid is 
distributed at the close of each term, among pupils from Massachusetts who merit 
and need the aid, in sums varying according to the distance of their residences 
from Salem, but not exceeding in any case SI 50 per week. In this distribu- 
tion, the first term of a pupil's connection with the School is not reckoned, un- 
less she enters prepared to complete the prescribed course of study in less than 
two years. 

Aid is also rendered, in cases of special merit and need, from the income of the 
fund of Five Thousand Dollars, for which the School is indebted to the munificent 
bequest of Nathaniel I. Bowditch, Esq., of Brookline. 

Salem, January, 1882. 



The next term of the State Normal School at Salem will commence with an exam- 
ination of candidates for admission on Tuesday, February 7, 1882. 

This Institution is open to Ladies not less than sixteen years of age, (without limit 
as to place of residence), who wish to pursue a course of studies preparatory to the 
work of teaching in Common or High Schools. To all who intend to teach in the 
Public Schools of Massachusetts, Tuition is fkee. Text-books are furnished from 
the library of the School without charge. Pecuniary aid is given to all needy and 
deserving pupils. 

For Circulars or other information; address 

D. B. Hagak, Principal.